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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare | Summary & Analysis

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Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream summary

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Why should you read "A Midsummer Night's Dream"? - Iseult Gillespie

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A Midsummer Night's Dream – Audiobook in English with Subtitles

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The World of Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
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